Our focus is on the whole person—not masking symptoms with a quick fix—but finding the root causes of imbalance. Beginning with a detoxification program if necessary, then fine tuning with Chinese medicine and herbs or a complementary nutrition program, you really will look and feel better than you have in years.


While few would argue the importance diet plays in achieving and maintaining optimum health, the removal of toxic waste from our bodies is important too. Good health is a reflection of balance–including the balance of good food going in and waste products being efficiently eliminated. At Inner Fire, my goal is to detoxify you if you have never done a cleanse, help you get regular if your elimination is insufficient or help you maintain the balance you now enjoy!


[accordion items=”What is colonic | How is it administered | How many colonics will I need | Will colonics damage the normal intestinal bacteria? | What are the benefits of colonic irrigation? | Is there special preparation for a colonic? | ” title=””] [acc_item title=”What Is Colonic “]A colonic irrigation using the Wood gravity method is an internal bath that helps cleanse the colon of gas, mucus and accumulated fecal matter.  There is no discomfort, no internal pressure, just a steady gentle flow in and out of the colon.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” How is It Administered “]A person receiving a colonic is lying on a masage table below the temperature-controlled holding tank.  A sterilized cannula is gently inserted in the rectum.  Water flow, which is always under the direct control of the practitioner, flows into the colon via a small tube and out through a wider evacuation tube, carrying with it waste from the body.  As the water flows out, the practitioner gently massages the abdomen and acupressure points to help the body release.  It is possible to see this expelled waste through a clear section of the outflow tubing.  The person is well covered by a full length cloth exam gown and modesty is given top priority during the session.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” How Many Colonics will I need “]The number of treatments will always vary with the individual and his/her condition.  Some people may not have startling results for the first few treatments.  This is why a series of treatments is often necessary and advisable.  Once the colon is clean, it is advisable to have a colonic with regularity to maintain bowel health.  Some visit once a month, others at the change of season for a short series of two or three.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” Will colonics damage the normal intestinal bacteria? “]No.  One of the functions of the first half of the colon is to gather the intestinal flora needed for the colon.  When the accumulation of feces in the bowel leads to impaction, it is difficult for the colon to function normally and the glands in this lining cannot produce the necessary intestinal flora.  This upsets the normal acid-alkaline balance and the growth of friendly bacteria is slowed.  Cleansing the colon will help bring the acid-alkaline ratio back into balance.  By adding acidophilus during the colon cleansing program, the friendly bacteria will again thrive and the body will begin to reproduce its own bacterial balance.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” What are the benefits of colonic irrigation? “]Colonics offer relief from a variety of disturbances by cleansing the colon of impacted and putrefactive fecal matter.  Constipation, gas and bloating, headaches, skin problems, fatigue are among the many problems people have found relieved by colon cleansing.  Your sense of well-being is often dramatically improved with colon cleansing.  You feel lighter, more energetic.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” Is there special preparation for a colonic? “]Do not eat two hours before your visit.  I ask my clients to maintain their usual diet before a treatment if they have specific digestive complaints.  I want them to see how a session goes and as we “clean up” their diet, to see how much more “productive” the sessions get.   Mucus-forming foods–dairy products, wheat flour, sugar–are good things to eliminate in preparation for cleansing.[/acc_item][/accordion]



One of the most powerful experiences of expanded consciousness I have ever experienced was during an acupuncture treatment. It was on that day that I knew I had to study this powerful ancient healing tradition. Whether you are trying to get pregnant, avoid a cold or flu, clear sinusitis and allergies, quit smoking–the list goes on and on–-acupuncture is effective, cost-effective and there are no side effects. But I urge you to also consider the benefits of STAYING HEALTHY! Don’t wait until sickness prevails until you seek treatment. Prevention is the best medicine.


[accordion items=”What is acupuncture | What can be treated by acupuncture | How many treatments will I need | Does it hurt”] [acc_item title=”What is acupuncture”]Acupuncture is the insertion of fine needles into the body at specific points. Recent research has shown increased electromagnetic activity at the sites of points the Chinese mapped out over a thousand years ago![/acc_item] [acc_item title=” What can be treated by acupuncture? “]

The World Health Organization has said that acupuncture is suitable for treating the following:

•  ear, nose and throat disorders: i.e., sinusitis, earaches, toothaches

•  respiratory disorders: bronchial asthma in children and adults, allergies

•  gastrointestinal disorders: digestive tract problems, inflammation of the stomach, chronic duodenal ulcers, constipation, diarrhea

•  nervous system & muscular disorders: headaches, migraines, certain facial paralysis (Bell’s palsy,) partial weakness after a stroke, tennis elbow, sciatica, low back pain and osteoarthritis

[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” How many treatments will I need? “]That depends on the duration, severity and nature of your complaint. Some acute conditions respond immediately and resolve after a single treatment. Other more chronic situations may take a series of five to fifteen treatments. It is impossible to predict the exact time frame that your body will need to heal.[/acc_item] [acc_item title=” Does it hurt?”]Proper stimulation of an acupuncture point may feel like a dull ache, a pulsing, distention, heaviness or tingling. The after effects of a treatment have been characterized by some as deeply relaxing, yet simultaneously almost euphoric.[/acc_item] [/accordion]


Chinese Herbs

Hand-in-hand as treatment with acupuncture, Chinese herbs have been the prevailing form of treatment in China for thousands of years. A billion Chinese people can’t be wrong! What I like is that nature has graciously provided us with everything we need to self-correct. In spring, for example, when many suffer with allergies, the herbs that help relieve the itchy, watery eyes, runny nose, etc. are the very blossoms that appear–magnolia, forsythia, honeysuckle. How cool is that?



Nutrition Response Testing

Nutrition Response Testing is an analytical tool used to find out the actual problem preventing your body from sustaining itself and the precise whole-food nutrition that will redesign your body at the cellular level.  Done in the office without fancy equipment or lab tests, your body will tell us which organs are in distress.  We can identify the source of the stress and which whole-food nutrients are needed to nourish those organs back to optimum function.  This is not a quick-fix and great attention is paid to daily food choices as well as whole-food supplements.  But as we restore your health with good nutrition, symptom relief is a great side effect!



Detox Foot Spa

The Ion-Detox Foot Spa is a full-body detox that happens through the more than 4,000 sweat glands in the feet!  By simply placing bare feet in a few inches of water, the ion array generates a low frequency energy wave that unblock vital energy pathways and helps the body discharge toxins–heavy metals, chemicals, yeasts and metabolic wastes.  The foot spa helps invigorate the immune system, kick starts kidney function and helps increase metabolism.